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About Varied / Hobbyist Senior Member Gillian Ivy35/Female/United States Groups :iconcss-babes: CSS-Babes
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Gillian Ivy
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States

Hi, I'm Gillian. An artist and mother. I am in love with silverbane/Reignson . We met on DeviantART in 2004. We live together in Indiana with our son. I have a dream of some day owning my own studio/gallery that looks like the interior of the 11th Doctor's TARDIS. I love Science Fiction, Fantasy, British Comedies, gaming, and anything with a bad sense of humor. I am obnoxious. I write long winded responses. I love CSS.
If you would like prints of my art, visit my Etsy store and send me a convo.

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Patreon Launch Day

Wed Apr 15, 2015, 8:22 PM by GillianIvy:icongillianivy:


I've launched my Patreon page today.  I have been working hard the last month getting Patron rewards ready and tweaking my profile to make it not too wordy...  As I tend to get.  Blah blah blah ;P  I'm super excited though I don't think I have any followers yet.  I guess, before I say any more, I should get to some explaining.

What is Patreon?

Okay, first off, it is not a Kickstarter or fundraising crowdsourcing one run project.  It is an ongoing, subscription like service to support artists and creators.  Creators can be art, video, music...  Really anything.  This site is bringing back the Renaissance Era idea of patronage of the arts.  People used to support an artist to help them pay their bills and fund their artistic endeavors so they could just do what they loved, make art.  Patrons may have had more of a role than just financial backing, but instead commissioning artists or being their muse.  So the goal of Patreon is to connect artists with art lovers who want to help the artist create their art.
Exclusive-SS-ATCs by GillianIvy

How does it work?

There are two ways creators post their subscriptions.  Either monthly (for artists who create large number of works each month) or per creation.  The patron sets the amount and the cap.  Even if they are paying per creation, they can set the limit as to how many creations they contribute to in a month.  So if an artist posts more than the anticipated amount of works, then the Patron does not go out of budget.  You can actually set the max to be one creation, so if you wanted to contribute $1/month, you could.

The creator sets rewards at different levels of patronage.  This will vary per artist.  I have included rewards specific to my deviantART watchers, such as this journal skin design.  I'll be making resources, like textures, patterns, stock imagery, PSD files, etc.  I hope to hold giveaways, I have one readied once I meet my first goal of $5/creation.    Check out all my rewards and goals on my profile.

20% to ATC Giveaway

So, this journal skin is one of my Patron rewards, along with matching gallery, custom box, desktop wallpapers and the high res file of the original artwork for digital prints.  The gallery and custom box are free for all.  The Wallpaper and digital print is for all my Patrons.  The journal skin is for the $10+ reward.  I have already added rewards for several of my tiers to my activity.

She is Made of Stars Gallery CSS by GillianIvyShe is Made of Stars - Exclusive Journal by GillianIvyStars-Stuff-Custom-Box-bg by GillianIvy
Matching Gallery, Exclusive Journal & Custom Box BG

I expect to be releasing one creation per week.  Generally, 4-5 a month.  The sort of creations I will be making will range, from paintings to resources, artist trading cards, etc.  Some of the things I release will be free for the public, others may be available to Patrons only.  I may even offer new releases to my Patrons before it hits my Etsy store.
Exclusive-FnL by GillianIvy

I'm asking my watchers to please help me get followers by sharing my profile in your social networks.  I'm trying to bring all my online endeavors into one place.  Besides my art (Etsy), I also make resources for teaching homeschool (TeachersPayTeachers), and sell merchandise (RedBubble), and fabric designs (Spoonflower).  None of them are really connected to each other, but Miscellaneous Juxtapositions is about all the arty things I do.  My Patreon site will include all of it (as well as deviantART).  My only income right now is through my art.  And I make small change.  Today, I spent my profits for TpT ($1.76) on an ad campaign on Facebook to announce my launch.  It garnered 1,700+ reach, but only one click.  I don't have the means to spread my art further.  Sharing the profile page or one of the public activities will help me get more actual clicks.  And maybe if they like what I'm doing, they'll help me out.

Support me Making Art

I hope my fellow artists will check out the Patreon website for themselves.  Join the group on dA Patreon as well.  I plan to support other artists as I gain support.  Together, we can form a network of artists that all help each other making our arts. :heart:

  • Mood: Zest
  • Reading: Wizard's First Rule
  • Watching: Daredevil, iZombie, The Flash
  • Playing: Hearthstone
  • Eating: Cake
  • Drinking: Mandarin Orange Tea


Apparently, I am more absent-minded than I thought I was...  I have had several things sitting in my 'Saved Submissions'... (for maybe a month)  So, when I say my Patrons get my stuff early release, I really mean it.  They were all actually waiting for me to finish the gallery.  But I hate working on the laptop for that and when I'm on the desktop, I forget since there are a bazillion things I am meaning to do on it.  So now I have pressure to get the gallery up there!  It was super easy to submit these all at once.  I rarely ever utilized that Premium feature. 
Silver Alloy Journal CSS by GillianIvy
I am wanting dA shoes.  ;D  lolols.  But really, I want it.  I don't know what it'll be, but I want it.
Explore an interactive timeline of DeviantArt's history and future: #timeline
Great spike in group activity!  Keep the CSS love coming!  :D
CSS-Babes week by GillianIvy

dA Suggestion: Group Statuses
It'd be great to do little status call outs like this on the group, rather than my account.

#CSSBabes #CSS #deviantartrelated #dasuggestion #statusupdate #groupstatus
Do you use Patreon?  If so, are you a Creator or a Patron?  I like to follow other artists, there are already many deviants I follow.  Suggestions are welcomed or share your own link.  I'm GillianIvy on Patreon.
logo Patreon emblem by GillianIvy


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flowerrubie Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  New member Student General Artist
I love your new journal skin!
Eternaldream15 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama~
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Lexi247 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day~!
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Gillian many many thanks for everything :hug:
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Fanfic-Queen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow! Your profile is so pretty! I especially love your groups widget! <3
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